Thursday, July 11, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
While men compromise the overwhelming proportion of people in prison for life, the number of women serving life sentences is rising more quickly than it is for men. Nationwide one of every 15 women in prison — nearly 7,000 women — is serving a life or virtual life sentence. The circumstances that lead women to commit violent crimes are often complicated by a history of sexual and/or physical trauma. The Sentencing Project invites you to join us for a conversation around women and life imprisonment.
Ashley Nellis: The Sentencing Project
Judy Henderson: National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Fellow
Romarilyn Ralston: Project Rebound
AND make sure to check out the Sentencing Project's new Women and Girls Serving Life Sentences Factsheet